Joe was 9 when his family moved to Barbour Co. WV
He was a clerk in The Mercantile House of L.A. Haynes &CO in Kingwood WV
He enlisted in Co.O 6th (W)VA infantry as a Captain. and commanded the Co until discharged Dec 19 1864 in Wheeling WV
Served as Postmaster for 7 years
Appointed Notary and Commissioner of Accounts of Preston Co. and United States Pension Attorney
Died of heart failure @ age 73
WV Census 1850
History of Preston CY Hu Maxwell 1899
page 16, 17
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joseph by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Joseph: